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Hawaii Renewable energy

Hawaii Island is moving forward with its renewable energy goal, and rooftop solar continues to be front and center in the plan for hitting 100% Statewide by 2040. Key factors in 2020 were the gradual …

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Hawaii rooftop solar grows 55% despite lockdown

Hawaii homeowners are embracing rooftop solar, and the financial benefits it brings, at a record pace.  Despite the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaii’s rooftop sol…

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The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar has been extended!

There is excellent news for solar this festive season! The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar has been extended  as part of the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill, signed into law by the…

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Reserve Grid Space

Now for Hawaii Solar Programs in 2018 ‘Controllable Customer Grid Supply’ CGS+ and ‘Smart Export’

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Update: Grid Supply does not end Saturday

Original Article How to check if you will get approved The Hawaiian Electric Companies (HEI) will close the Customer Grid-Supply (CGS) programs that credit home solar customers for the excess electric…

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Maui Electric Rates Are Going Up 9%, Great Time to Go Solar

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Meanwhile on Kauai, a sea of solar energy

Those white blocks are a few of the 272 battery packs that store and deliver 52 megawatt-hours of solar energy to the island of Kauai, as the sun goes down each day. The facility will generate about 1…

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Update: Get $1,000 off your home solar system until Monday 3/13/17

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Get $1,000 off your home solar system, sign by Friday 3/10/17

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Aloha of Solar Showcases Solar Panels and Tesla Powerwall

Rising Sun chief executive officer and co-founder Matias Besasso explained to the group that solar is alive and well in Hawaii, in fact its even better than before because now we can store solar energ…

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Tesla Powerwall Giveaway Winners

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Explaining Solar and Storage

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Maui’s first self-supply project

Kitty Walsh says, “Our family is excited to participate in the Customer Self Supply Program. We did not pay for installation, or start-up costs, and will be saving on monthly electrical bills. An ad…

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The Rising Sun Solar Home

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Green Golf Luau at Maui Country Club

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Rising Sun Wins SunPower 2014 “Commercial Regional Dealer of the Year” Award

The “Commercial Regional Dealer of the Year” award honors SunPower commercial dealers that demonstrate exceptional customer service, premier system design and installation practices, as well as ex…